March 26

Thursday Rosary

In this blog post, we'll discuss how to pray the Thursday rosary, as well as some of its wonderful benefits.

The rosary is a powerful prayer

The rosary is a Catholic devotion and is made up of fifty small beads that each have a prayer on them. They are said over and over as a meditation on the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The prayer through Mary mother of god is considered to be the best way of praying, for it is through her that Jesus was born.

Frequent prayer of the most holy rosary gives you strength, calm, and hope in life's daily struggles. It strengthens your spiritual life by meditating on scripture passages. Praying the rosary gives you an opportunity for reflection before or during each bead. In addition, it helps you form praying habits more easily and bring increased love for Christ into your daily routine.

Holy Rosary Thursday

The Five Joyful Mysteries, which are usually prayed on Mondays and Thursdays, are:

First Joyful Mystery - Annunciation

Second Joyful Mystery - Visitation

Third Joyful Mystery - Descent Birth of our Lord

Fourth Joyful Mystery - Presentation in the Temple

Fifth Joyful Mystery - Finding the child Jesus in the temple

How to pray

A person starts on the cross and then prays all down one side of the bead. It finally ends at the cross.

Step 1: Sign of the Cross

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Step 2: The Apostles Creed

(touch the cross) 

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

Step 3: Our Father

(touch the first large bead)

Our FatherWho art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Step 4: three times Hail Mary

(prayed at the first three smaller beads)

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen.

Step 5: Glory be

(touch empty space before next bigger bread)

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Step 6: start the first decade with Our Father

(mysteries see above)

At the beginning of each decade (a group of ten), announce the "mystery" to be contemplated, for example, the first Joyful mystery is "The Annunciation".

Step 7: ten times Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen.

Step 8: Glory be

Pray Glory be...

Step 9: Fatima Prayer

O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

Step 10: Repeat Step 6-9 for the remaining four decades.

The remaining four decades respectively mysteries are Ascension, Descent of the Holy Spirit, Assumption, and Coronation.

Concluding Prayers

The Hail Holy Queen (The Salve Regina)

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn, then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us; and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet blessed Virgin Mary.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.


End with Sign of the Cross.


In the Catholic Church, it is customary to pray the rosary together in so-called devotions between May and October. Faithful Catholics also pray the rosary for comfort - for example, in difficult hours. Or when they ask God for help and assistance.

There are many reasons people pray the rosary. Some do it for themselves, some for their loved one's intentions (e.g. eternal life). Others pray it for those who've passed away or might say it as part of their faith tradition.

Special Intentions for rosaries can include for example healing or help during pregnancy. As well as protection against evils such as alcoholism and other addictions that may cause harm to a person.

You can pray one decade for a need of a person like healing, peace, or other troubles. Then pray the next decade for another person, people in the purgatory or yourself.

The Thursday rosary is sometimes prayed in thanksgiving. One may ask this prayer for the successful completion of tasks, including but not limited to work and school assignments.

Benefits from praying the Rosary regularly

Praying a Thursday rosary will give you many benefits, including helping to increase your spirituality by meditating on scripture passages before every bead. A rosary can be used to counteract and ward off any malicious intent that could cause harm to a person. Many find that using a rosary to pray for someone particular is an excellent way of strengthening their prayer intentions.

Different ways to pray holy rosary Thursday

The rosary is a prayer that can be said at any time of day or night. Instead of praying five decades in one sitting, there's a break after each decade so that you can pray as if it were two rosaries for weekday obligations.

The Thursday rosary can be prayed out loud with others (e.g. in a group in front of the tabernacle, which is highly powerful) or just by oneself.


The rosary is a way to pray humbly through the holy mother, Mary. When you pray it you are connecting with God in a very special mediating way. At any time you want! Once you get used to how the prayers go then this habit will come more easily. Because your brain becomes trained into thinking about these thoughts. However, there's nothing wrong if you don't know all fifty beads by heart right now. By the time you will get used to it and be able to pray it with your eyes closed. So take the time now and give the rosary a try! 

Make it a regular practice to deepen your faith and strengthen your relationship with Jesus Christ and his holy mary mother. I hope you'll find this blog post helpful. God bless you.

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